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U10/12 Courses

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Registered for a U10/12 Course? Click Here for Assignment Information.

The U10/12 Course is a 14-hour course designed for Travel coaches working with players competing in the 7v7 (U9/10), 9v9 (U11/12), and 11v11 (U13/14) formats. Coaching players between the ages of nine and twelve is arguably the most critical period for long-term player development with the technical foundation and tactical understanding either successfully established, or irretrievably lost, during this stage. 

The U10/12 Course consists of on-field practical information (11 hours), and the self-paced, online Novice Coach Course (3 hours), which, together, present ideas  on teaching the technical, tactical, psychological and physical elements of soccer games ranging from 1v1 to 9v9.

Technical skills, including goalkeeper skills, are broken down in depth, as are small-group tactics (the Principles of Play) and game management relevant to 7v7 and 9v9 coaching. Soccer fitness is presented as a by-product of active play. 

Fundamentally, the U10/12 Course strives to demonstrate how soccer “skill” (the application of technique under pressure) can be developed by playing soccer in a variety of game forms; and by utilizing a variety of simple conditions and scoring systems to promote learning. There is no formal assessment of coaching skills or soccer knowledge in the U10/12 Course. 

Typically, the U10/12 Course is scheduled for one weeknight (Friday, 6pm-9pm) and one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday, 8am-5pm), but can be adapted to accommodate most local needs. Host organizations – and participating coaches -- are encouraged to provide U10/12 players for the course.

The minimum enrollment for a U10/12 course is twelve. 

Precourse Assignments
Candidates are required to complete the following four (4) course assignments: 

  1. Concussion Awareness Training: There are three courses approved by Ohio Law 143. Coaches will need to upload their certificate when completeing the background check and present confirmation of completion to their instructor at the course opening.
    -The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Course
    -The National Federation of High School (NFHS) Course
    -The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NSYA) Course
  2. Risk Management/Background CheckThe Risk Management/Background check is required for all coaches in Ohio North. You will need to upload your Concussion certificate in the process of doing your background check.
  3. Novice On-line Course: There is no additional cost for this course and a username and password are provided in the Welcome letter to each coach the week before the course.  The results are electronically sent to Ohio North. 

Use the username and password you received in your registration confirmation